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    September 23, 2012
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thanks for joining us. the refinery in richmond is making headlines again. this time at the center of a criminal investigation. also -- >> you have to be here to see it. and feel it. >> making the playoffs isn't just a big deal for the giants and their fans. we'll show you who else is celebrating. good evening. we're following a dwopg story out of santa clara involving an elementary school principal and drug charges.
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eric lewis was arrested after reportedly trying to sell drugs to an under cover police officer. nbc bay area's arturo santiago is at the school with the latest for us. >> reporter: someone tipped off police that the principal here at the elementary school was in to drugs. a sting operation was set up in which an under cover officer made contact with lewis through a gae dating website. they set up a meeting and it was at that meeting that principal lewis was arrested. principal eric lewis was arrested on friday on charges of methamphetamine for sale and offering to purchase narcotics. he was taken in to custody at a cal train station in san francisco. police say they searched his home on 300 block of guerrero street and seized meth and pair fa nail dwra. >> he's ban good principal. other than that the whole thing was a shock.
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it is not something we ever saw coming and quite surprised. >> reporter: the school district placed lewis on unpaid administrative leave and will have an interim principal take over at the school. officials say lewis was well liked and helped improvement student achievement scores as well. >> we had no sense there was any connection between what is being alleged happened in san francisco and what was going on here on a daily basis. no concern whatsoever. >> i'm always concerned about my son but the teachers the one that works with him. it's not the principal. >> ironically as principal lewis had a message to the 400 plus students, painted in large letters on the outside wall of the school. it says at the end of the day be ready to say i'm proud of what i did today. not a proud moment for the school and parents tell me they will keep track of the situation to try to clear up any of their own confusion. >> i don't know what to worry
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about. i don't know what affect, what it is going to affect, you know. >> reporter: tomorrow the school will be sending letters home to parents explaining the situation. we're also told there will be extra people from the school district here in the morning ready to answer questions from parents. live in santa clara, ar tour owe santiago, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. . in san mateo, police arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with an attempted kidnapping here near an elementary school. he was arrested on saturday morning after detectives linked him to an incident at parkside elementary and two other schools. on friday afternoon, police say he attempted to kidnap a 9-year-old girl from parkside. she said she managed to escape by kicking the suspect and running back to the school where she told staff what happened. chevron has another investigation on its hands tone
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tonight. the epa is conducting an investigation after learning they may have been distributing pollutants at the refinery. they have been burning them off in the atmosphere allegedly. the epa opened the investigation to try to determine whether chevron was trying to avoid air pollution regulators. the probe is not related to the august 6th fire which sent thousands of people to the hospital and sparked several lawsuits. new at 11:00 tonight, san francisco police plan to hold a town hall meeting tomorrow to talk about the violence and the mission this past week. it started on thursday after a police officer shot and injured a man after the man allegedly aimed a gun at the officer in the mission. the shooting sparked violent demonstrations that left several police officers injured and several buildings vandalized. tomorrow's meeting is set for 11:30 in the morning on corner stone church on 17th street. there is a scary moment at the oakland coliseum.
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darius heyward-bey was knocked unconscious after a helmet to helmet hit in the end zone. harry has the latest on what happened. henry? >> the raiders celebrated as they upset the steelers 34-31 but the team's top receive isser missed the celebration because he's in the hospital with a neck injury. he was involved in that helmet-to-helmet hit this afternoon. we have the video to show you. it happened in the fourth quarter. the steelers defensive back ryan mundy delivered the hit. he was on the ground 12 minutes and was taken off the field on a stretcher. he gave a thumbs up as he left the field. >> i know they took him to the hospital, but what i know right now is he has concussion. i'll leave it at that. >> he was able to talk a little bit. he was able to
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extremities so that was a good sign. really my concern is with vhb and i'm not concerned about anything that went in to that. i have a player that i got concern for. >> well, according to the raiders, darrius heyward-bey will remain in eden hospital in castro valley overnight. doctors say he's in stable condition. we wish him the best and we will keep our viewers updated on the story. >> thank you, henry. one question for you. i know in the social media world there's a lot of complaints about the replacement reves. does that have anything to do with this? >> it may. here's the most surprising thing. a flag was not even thrown on this play. you want to discourage those types of hits. you can't hit a defenseless receiver. not only does the guy break the rule but the officials did not acknowledge it by throwing a
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flag. so it was surprising. >> henry wofford reporting for us from comcast sportsnet. thank you, henry. at the coliseum two people were tailgating before the game and got an electric shock when they accidentally raised a flag pole in to a high voltage power line today. their injuries are not life-threatening but alcohol may have been a factorer in the accident. now to our coverage of the giants playoff run. the team was back on the field today after a long night of celebration. the giants clinched their division with a win over san diego last night. the win was not only good for the team and the fans but for many businesses surrounding the ballpark, as well. kimberly tere is joining us from at&t park with more on that. hello, kimberly. >> hello, diane. the giants didn't win but i you couldn't tell the difference. they are still energized from last's game and celebrating. >> the giants regulars were given a rest.
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that is until the ninth inning when they gave their fans a show. >> one thing the giants have not had this year in this ballpark is a walk off home run. >> even though their six-game win streak came toed and. >> i think they will go all the way. >> struck him out. >> the feeling of 2010 from the giants won the world series. already fans are talking about tickets thor the playoffs which begin october 6th. >> are you going to try to get tickets to the playoffs? >> you bet. >> being a giant fan you have to be here to see it. and feel it. >> while fans wait to buy tickets to post-season play, at the dugout store, championship shirts and giants apparel are flying off the racks. >> it's crazy. they need to expand the store. there is way too many people and not like they don't own the place. make more aisles. sell more stuff. >> restaurants and bars around
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at&t park are also reaping the benefits of the big win and happily preparing for the playoffs. >> i think a lot of people come down just because they want to be part of the energy. the excitement of what is going on and stuff like that. and they look for a place to watch the game. they know they can't get tickets or they are not going to spend that kind of money. so they camp out and it turns in to an extension of the stadium. >> local business owners say it is baseball season that really carries them through. and the giants getting in the the playoffs in the words of one general manager of a restaurant it is just crazy. live in san francisco, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. the city's mayor weighed in on the victory saying san francisco is once again filled with giants pride as our amazing home team beat the san diego padres 8-4 to begin their quest to bringing another world series championship to our world-class city. on the other side of the
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bay, playoff hopes have alive for the a's as well. the team is on the search verge of making the postseason for the first time since 2006. the a's kept the momentum going beating the yankees in new york. as of now, they are the second wild card team in the american league. today we spoke to a few fans about the possibility of another bay bridge world series. >> the a's are really good, both defensively and offensively. so are the giants. be a good battle. >> good to see again. what was it, 'a 89. it would be interesting. >> i think it is totally possible. hopefully we won't have any earthquakes or anything like that. i could only hope for something like that. that would be awesome. i might actually make it to one of the games if that happens. >> reporter: of course most of us remember the bay bridge world series in '89 when the low ma earthquake hit before the start
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of game three. the a's swept the giants. the last time both made the playoffs was in tween 2003 and this is celebration from last night. and still ahead at a 11:00, they ventured out to sea on a fishing expedition. and when they returned they brought back quite the catch. we'll show you. right now we are still seeing some temperatures inland hajji hanging on to the mid-60s. look at the satellite-radar view. our first system tossing showers east of sierra. that will impact our weather as we start the workweek. we will tell you about that coming up. video just in to our newsroom. take a look at this. a wildfire raging in southern california today that's already destroyed homes. tonight we'll bring you the latest. also -- >> i will fight like the dickens to do that for every american. >> reporter: after few days of fund-raising in california, mitt romney is now taking his campaign back to the bat ground states. we will show you what issues they are focusing on now.
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happening right now,
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firefighters in southern california are rushing to contain this brushfire near the mexico border. the fire started this afternoon 65 miles east of san diego. within hours the flames spread to 1,000 acres. that's a mile and a half square. those who live nearby are under evacuation orders tonight. so far, no up with has been injured an the cause of the fire surnd investigation. in the race for the white house, mitt romney answered the question today on whether his campaign is off course. that while republican supporters are demanding more from their candidate. here's nbc's peter alexander. >> reporter: looking to bounce back from a rough couple of weeks, the romney campaign is defiantly optimistic, but aware of the urgency to avoid distractions and effectively deliver its economic message. >> getting america back to work again. having people have dignity of a job with good pay. i will fight like the dickens to do that for every american. >> reporter: in an interview
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with "60 minutes" was asked if his campaign needed a repair. >> it doesn't need a turn around. >> reporter: romney will jump start the pace of his campaign this week. after two stops in colorado, his first in the state in nearly two months, romney and his running mate paul ryan launch a three-day bus tour crossing ohio where a poll shows the president holds a five-point advantage. >> you guys sound like you are fired up already. >> reporter: president obama is trying to capitalize on the video campaigning in milwaukee. >> i don't see a lot of victims here today. i see hard-working wisconsinenites. >> many republicans believe romney needs to sharpen his tone. >> i want to see fire in the belly. >> reporter: democrats are trying to fire up their base, targeting romney on his tax plan. >> the bigger issue isn't that he isn't being straight about
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his own taxes. the bigger issue is he isn't being straight about what he will do everyone else's taxes. >> reporter: with 25 states allowing early voting, saturday night at a black caucus dinner, michelle obama called the right to vote the nation's most important civil rights issue. >> this is the sit in of our day, sitting in the phone bank, calling everyone you know, calling your friend and neighbors and the nephew you haven't seen in a while. >> that was peter alexander reporting. in our fact or fiction segment, we look at a claim and ad by president obama about abortion. the ad claims that mitt romney and paul ryan are both "opposed to abortion even in cases of rain and incest." while that is true of ryan's positionment position. it is not necessarily true of romney. he says he allows for exceptions of rain and incest and if the mother's life is at risk. the obama campaign says romney supported the republican party platform that would ban abortion
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without exception is their claim is valid. we have new information on the search for the cause of the deadly hasn't virus outbreak at yosemite. scientists looking in to the matter say a spike in the deer mouse population combined with the design of the cabins would be to blame. they were built in a way that mice could easily nest in the insulation. tiny particles can float in the air and humans can breathe it in. and another theory of a mutation in the virus is unlikely. nine people who spent time at the park over the summer became infected and three of them died. there's a possible breakthrough in breast cancer research tonight. researchers redefined the disease in to four main classes after a major aa nal sis of its genetics. the new findings suggest that one type of breast cancer is similar to an aggressive form of ovarian cancer and could be vuler in able to drugs that
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already exist. the study is the latest example of research in to the biological makeup of those tumors. rather than focusing on where the raiser arises in the body. scientists say they hope the research will lead to more effective treatments. a half million women die from breast cancer every year. the giant panda cub born last week at the national zoo in washington has died. panda keepers said they heard a distress from the cub's mother around 9:15 this morning. veterinarians arrived immediately to evaluate the cub. they performed cpr and other life-saving measures but they say the panda did not respond to them. zoo officials said the cub was in good condition and had no outward signs of trauma or infection. >> this is devastating. this is devastating for all of us here. it is hard to describe how much passion and energy and thought and care has gone in to this. >> national zoo is working to
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determine why the panda cub died. what did "endeavor" see as it cruised across california you ask? now you can watch the highlights. nasa posted a video to you tube this weekend. it shows the shuttle flying over. the first malibu, dodger stadium and the california a california science center. there are some spectacular shots of downtown l.a., over the shuttle's shoulder. and of course no southern california fly by would be complete without a shot of the hollywood sign right there. "endeavor" is being kept at los angeles international airport until october 12th when it is due to travel by street to its prime minister new home at the california science center. beautiful pictures. some east coast fishermen have one great fish tale to tell. >> i got him. >> so the men battled with the monstrous shark for 90 minutes
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before it was fully hooked. the catch was towed in to port where it was weighed and measured. the thresher tipped the scale at 568 pounds. the length of 14'9". this is not known if it is a record catch but impressive one way or the other. we will check in with rob on the weather. another gorgeous day but overcast and muggy. >> we had some clouds coming in. that is the outer fringe of a system coming in that is bringing fall on the east side at this hour. right now it is all about the fog that's coming in to san francisco. you can see -- well you can't see across the bay. that's the point. we have the fog coming in. the sea breeze picking up that hints at short-term cooling spurred on by the weather system i was talking about. the same one that brought us high clouds earlier this afternoon. you can see the cooler san francisco in to oakland. concord 67 degrees. this is another day we hit low 90s inland.
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tomorrow you will notice the temperatures coming down, phi to ten degrees for inland valleys. what is happening in fairfield right now is the sea breeze is turning stronger. up to 22 miles an hour and overnight in to monday and tuesday we will get the marine layer to deepen up and lead to cooling in the inland valleys. it will only last to the first part of the week and the end of the week, temperatures will turn back to summer-like number an we will have to closely watch a chance of seeing gusty off-shore winds picking up. as we know it is increase fire danger later in the week. a satellite view that diane was talking about. mid and high-level moisture coming in. the real action is happening is east of the sierra. a deepening area of low pressure here that will scoot to the east of the bay area. it is encouraging the sea breeze to turn stronger. which will lead to cooling temperatures the next couple of days. tomorrow morning, low clouds coming back. perhaps not to the tri valley but patches of low clouds around
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dublin and north winds down the coast should help to clear out the low clouds. probably north of half moon bay you will see clearing in the marin county coastline and during the afternoon, as the sea breeze picks up we should see highs in the mid to upper 80s inland instead of the mid-90s we saw to kick off the weekend. highs tomorrow, near 81 degrees in san jose. upper 80s to the south in morgan hill. trivalley five degrees dropped in most places. and 60s for san francisco. low 70s oakland. the three-day forecast to start the workweek, cooler. tuesday in to wednesday, highs dropping off mid-80s inland and then the temperatures will go back to summer-like levels. coastal areas 70s. we have to watch for this coming out of the dry summer in to fall. off-shore winds could lead to
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some red flag warnings. we will have to watch for that. if you like the summer temperatures it's good but we don't need the winds to get too gusty in the hills. >> especially after the fire in southern california tonight. >> thank you, rob. let's check in with henry wofford of comcast sportsnet. what's going on, henry? >> a lot going on in sports. we will take a trip around the nfl. both bay area teams were involved in upsets today. raiders get the victory and the niners come up short on the road in minneapolis. you predicted this would happen. we will hear from the players next in sports. ah.
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welcome back. it is obvious on any given sunday any team is capable of being upset. the 49ers opened the season with impressive wins against the packers and lions. so expecting a victory against the vikings isn't asking for too much, right? maybe it is after all. 49ers and vikings third quarter, niners down 17-6. smith to davis. one yard td. 49ers trim the lead 17-13. fourth quarter now. third and goal. christian ponder passes to kyle
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rudolph. one-handed catch. touchdown. 24-13 vikes. under three minutes to play. alex looking for crabtree but this ball is intercepted by josh robinson. smith's first interception in 249 attempts. vikes win 24-13. >> the vikings, you know, did a better job than we did all the way around. we didn't get it done. >> lack of execution. just especially on the offensive side of the ball. left too much out there. didn't get in to a rhythm at all. just didn't execute. >> over to the steeler and raiders in case you missed it, during the top of our newscast, scary moment. helmet-to-helmet hit on darius. he will stay overnight the hospital. game winning field goal. dennis allen's first career win
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as a head coach. >> i'm so proud of those guys in that locker room the way they fought for 60 minutes. we knew it would be a 60-minute fight against a very good team that we played out there today. they fought until the end and we were fortunate to come out on top. >> over to the giants and padres, tim linthicum was scheduled to start by gets scratched. nady doubles off of eric stoltz. ryan scores and we are tied at one. in the seventh, clay loads the bases. alonzo singles to center. two runs score. padres get the win 6-4. a's and yankees, get this, as a's fans out there doing the bernie in new york. oh, my goodness. having a good time. sixth inning. a single to left. that will bring in josh donaldson just before the tag he gets in.
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5-4as. he says i don't think so. a's win 5-4 is the final. once again, we will have the latest on darrius heyward-bey tomorrow for you. back to you, diane. >> thank you, henry. ahead, powering up the developing world. some stanford grad students say they have a way for people to cook a pot of rice and charge a cell phone simultaneously.
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former president clinton welcomed leaders around the world to his global initiative in new york today. this is the seventh installment of the initiative, which has the extraordinary goal of solving the world's most pressing problem. this year, the opening session was titled "designing for impact" and focused on how the
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planet should deal with 7 billion people. >> particularly today and the next session about how we can design individual lives so that every person on the planet has resources and opportunities needed to live their dreams. >> president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney are said to appear separately on tuesday, as well. speaking of solving some of the world's biggest problems. some stanford students have an idea that could rev liez electricity and communication. they set up at a farmers market to spread the word and raise funds, as well. they designed a small portable generator that captures fire from a cook stove and converts it in to electricity. right now it can charge a cell phone. the startup is called flame stower. it says 700 million cell phones
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in africa and with electricile to only 40% of the people there is a tremendous need. >> what we are trying to do is bring electricity in a cost effective affordable, simple to use way for everybody around the world to get electricity now. >> flame stower is hoping to raise $30,000 in 3 days using a site to develop a better prototype. and they hope to get it to africa and third world country and selling it to outdoor adventure types in the united states. coming up, it was a frightening dilemma. dozens of prisoners chained to a burning bus and the deputies forced to make a blind rescue. a new report shows by the year 2030, nearly half of all americans will be obese. coming up, i will take a closer look at the economic impact and the impact on your health. an under cover drug bust.
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an elementary school principal behind bars.
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we're continuing to follow a story out of santa clara involving an elementary school principal and drug charges. eric lewis was arrested after reportedly trying to sell drugs to an undercover police officer. nbc bay area's arturo santiago
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is at the school with the latest for us. >> reporter: someone tipped off police that the principal here at the elementary school was in to drugs. a sting operation was set up in which an under cover officer made contact with lewis through a gay dating website. they set up a meeting and it was at that meeting that principal lewis was arrested. principal eric lewis was arrested on friday on charges of methamphetamine for sale and offering to purchase narcotics. he was taken in to custody at a cal train station in san francisco. police say they searched his home on 300 block of guerrero street and seized meth and his computer >> he's ban good principal. other than that the whole thing was a shock. it is not something we ever saw coming and quite surprised. >> reporter: the school district placed lewis on unpaid administrative leave and will have an interim principal take over at the school. officials say lewis was well liked and helped improve student achievement scores as well. >> we had no sense there was any connection between what is being alleged happened in san francisco and what was going on here on a daily basis. no connection whatsoever. >> i'm always concerned about my son but the teachers the one
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that works with him. it's not the principal. >> ironically as principal lewis had a message to the 400 plus students, painted in large letters on the outside wall of the school. it says at the end of the day be ready to say i'm proud of what i did today. not a proud moment for the school and parents tell me they will keep track of the situation to try to clear up any of their own confusion. >> i don't know what to worry about. i don't know what affect, what it is going to affect, you know. >> reporter: tomorrow the school will be sending letters home to parents explaining the situation. we're also told there will be extra people from the school district here in the morning ready to answer questions from parents. live in santa clara, ar tour owe santiago, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. in san mateo, police arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with an attempted kidnapping near an elementary school. he was arrested on saturday morning after detectives linked
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him to an incident at parkside elementary and two other schools. on friday afternoon, police say he attempted to kidnap a 9-year-old girl from parkside. she said she managed to escape by kicking the suspect and running back to the school where she told staff what happened. nmplgts honor of gnash plug in day, dozens of people spent the day checking ouft the laftest and greatest in the world of electric vehicles. some of the cars today's event included prototype cars from audi, nissan and toyota. people had the chance to talk to makers and owner and test drive models. organizers of the event are urging people in the community to go electric. >> there's a lot of reasons. some people are impressed with the ride of the car. absolutely the ride of the car. that's one thing about this event. to get out there and try the
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cars. get and drive them. when you have driven an electric car you don't want to look back. they are quieter. they don't have of the residuals or smell and they have incredible power. >> today's event was one of more than 60 across the country in honor of national plug in day. you may have seen the signs on bay area roadways warning drivers about delays on southern california freeways. that's because the second part of a massive construction project will close a key ten-mile stretch of 405 in los angeles this coming weekend. some are calling it kacarmagedd two. the ten-mile stretch is expected to reopen monday morning. when will americans stop growing wider? a report shows that half of all americans will be obese by the
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year 2030. tonight we look at the cost of obesity and what you can do to reverse the trend. >> reporter: every year, more and more americans are expanding. if you think we are fat now, just wait 20 years. a report by the nonprofit foundation predicts one in every two americans will be obese by the year 2030. here in california, the obesity rate is expected to jump from nearly 24% to more than 46%. nearly doubling. the report estimates that if californians could reverse the trend of getting fatter they could save the state almost $82 billion in the next 20 years. at kaiser hospital san jose, weight management specialist dr. wayne smith says the big payoff in shedding pounds is that it can save lives. >> there's a number of cancers, including gastro southwestal, back pain and arthritis as well as diabetes, heart disease,
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stroke. >> reporter: another report released today indicates the chemical bpa, used in the lining of canned goods may make kids fat. they found kids with the highest concentrations of bpa in their systems were twice as likely to be obese. >> we were struck by the fact that the association was so strong. >> they point other research saying because of the way it is processed in the body it is unlikely it could cause health affects at any real aistic exposure level. dr. smith says what people need to focus on is what they can do to help their kids grow up healthy. start by making sure kids get balanced meals and enough exercise and to help patients fight obesity, they are asking patients how much they exercise and record their body mass index. they consider it a vital sign like taking your blood pressure.
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if you want to do one thing tonight to fight obesity. >> the next time you have a craving for a food or a snack, have a glass of water and walk around the block. >> reporter: consider it calorie free food for thought. in san jose, nbc bay area news. coming up, some call it tv's biggest night. the emmy awards have been handed out in l.a. and we'll show you who won big. [ female announcer ] this is the story of joycelin...
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the show "modern family" dominated again tonight at the emmy awards. it won best tv comedy series. two cast members won supporting actress and actor 'ward and the director brute home an outstanding director award with and "homeland" won plenty. in addition to outstanding drama and writing for a drama series the show swept the best actor categories with lead actor damian lewis and claire danes taking home emmys. this is the first big emmy win for a showtime series. playoff fever has begun. the fient giants were on the field after a long night of celebrations. the team clinched the division with a victory over san diego last night. the win was not only good for the team and fans but for many businesses surrounding the ballpark as well. kimberly tere has the story for us. >> while the giants didn't win tonight you couldn't tell the
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difference. these fans were still energized by last night's game and they are still celebrating. >> day after clinching the national league west titles they were given a rest until the ninth inning when they gave their fans a shoechlt >> one thing the giants have not had this year in this ballpark is a walk off home run. >> even though their six-game win streak came toed and. >> i think they will go all the way. >> struck him out. >> the feeling of 2010 from the giants won the world series. already fans are talking about tickets thor the playoffs which begin october 6th. >> are you going to try to get tickets to the playoffs? >> you bet. you bet. >> being a giant fan you have to be here to see it. and feel it. >> while fans wait to buy tickets to post-season play, at the dugout store, championship shirts and giants apparel are flying off the racks. >> it's crazy. they need to expand the store.
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there is way too many people and not like they don't own the place. you know what i mean. break down some walls. make more aisles. sell more stuff. >> restaurants and bars around at&t park are also reaping the benefits of the big win and happily preparing for the playoffs. >> i think a lot of people come down just because they want to be part of the energy. the excitement of what is going on and stuff like that. and they look for a place to watch the game. they know they can't get tickets or they are not going to spend that kind of money. so they camp out and it turns in to an extension of the stadium. >> local business owners say it is baseball season that really carries them through. and the giants getting in the the playoffs in the words of one general manager of a restaurant it is just crazy. live in san francisco, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. now we want to check out the weather for the week. >> a few changes by the end of the weekend you saw the high and
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mid level clouds that made things muggy. that was the outer fringe of a weather system that will not bring rain but encourage the sea breeze to strengthen and the marine layer to deepen more and lead to short-term cooling before everything changes in to the weekend if you are heading to baja, california or cab bow san lucas, this should not impact us. it should steer to the east of southern california. winds coming down the coast should clear things out. keep cooler temperatures along the seashore. 60s there. inland instead of mid 90, mid-80s tomorrow. hour by hour, the forecast, lunchtime. a lot cooler than the last couple of days. this is a sign of a stronger sea breeze. it will keep the temperatures down five to ten degrees cooler than today. mid to upper 80s inland, instead of low 90s. it is a tale of two weeks here for your seven-day forecast. first half of the week is
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cooling off with morning clouds. second half of the week, watch for off-shore winds. that's good news if you want to head to the beaches. 70s and 80s toward next weekend f. the winds get too gusty in the hills may see red flag warnings. stay tuned. much warmer finish to the week ahead a we head to next weekend. >> thank you, rob. still ahead she saved prisoners from certain death. how a bay area deputy turned tragedy in to a story that will make you bay area proud.
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like firefighters sheriffs deputies train to deal with life-threatening situations but until they are faced with a real-life situation they never know if they are up for the task. two alameda county deputies now know the answer to that question. they came through in a big way. that leads us to nbc bay area's garvin thomas with our bay area proud series.
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some unnerving moments in the east bay. >> on the 5:00 news that night it was the first story after the first break, a bus carrying inmates catching fire on interstate 580, closing the road and backing up traffic. it took all a of 20 seconds to tell the viewer about it. >> it is still unclear what sparked the blaze. >> reporter: for those on the bus, though, the memories of the fire and what follow ed will last a lifetime. >> i'm glad you were okay. >> thanks to alameda county deputies those on the bus still have a lifetime. the day was april 6th, a friday, and deputy whittle was behind the wheel of the transport bus. deputy williams was in back, sandwiched among seven different locked cages. 24 prisoners inside. until they reached this stretch of 5 a 80 it had been a smooth trip and an unremarkable day. then williams heard a pop and
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whittle looked out his side view mirror. >> i could see the flames shooting out as if there was a flame thrower. it seemed to be exploding at the time. >> a video posted on-line from someone passing by captured what the deputies were up against. >> it wasn't just smoke. it was literally flames out the bus. when i looked at me and we got to get them back out and i ran up. without being able to see the key let alone the locks they set the prisoners free. >> i got the ladies out and popped this case. >> williams returning to the burning bus five times in order to get everyone out. >> without hesitation, without fear, without pouz, without concern for her own safety she knew what she had to do and did it. >> i'm the one who physically put them in that cage and i locked that door. i need town lock that door and get them out of there now. >> i cannot allow them to get
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hurt. i can't allow them to get stuck on this pass, passed out and even die from the fire. i couldn't allow myself to let that happen. >> reporter: the bus now sits on the grounds of the jail in dublin. its charred engine and melted lights a reminder of how bad things could have been had bravery and team work not shown up for work that day. >> i couldn't have had a better partner that day, absolutely not. i couldn't have planned it any better. >> garvin thomas, nbc bay area news. we'll be right back.
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what a better way to spend a beautiful sunday than wine tasting with their dogs. they showed up at the dog
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friendly mountain winery today in saratoga for a fund-raiser benefitting furry friends rescue. >> they are a great organization that truly believes that all animals deserve a chance an they go to the shelters where animals are in danger of being put to sleep that very day and rescue those animals. >> besides wine tastings and adoption there is a hippy and wild flower contest. i emceed the fund-raiser before heading to work. furry friends rescues 800 animals a year. we have the chris matthews show next. good night.
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